Sunday, 23 December 2012

 Newsletter 0424





As the year draws to an end, and many of you will be winding down and enjoying the break, Crescents Community News would like to take this opportunity to thank all our readers and supporters who have made this newsletter possible.


It has been a pleasure providing news and information to you, and we thank you for your contributions and your e-mails in response to many of our articles. 


Have a safe and restful time out, insha'Allah.

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The Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Multicultural Affairs and Minister Assisting the Premier, Hon Glen Elmes MP, Member for Noosa in the Queensland State Parliament visited the Kuraby Mosque during the week, along with Mr Robert Cavallucci, the Assistant Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Mr Garry Page, Executive Director of Multicultural Affairs Queensland, Ms Freya Ostapovitch MP, Member for Stretton and Mr Zach Davis-Hancock, advisor to the Minister.


After witnessing the Asr prayer being performed, the  delegation was given an explanation of the role of Mosques in Islam and the development of the Kuraby Mosque by Dr Mohamad Abdalla. Imam Akram Buksh presented an overview of the prayer rituals and the rest of the meeting was opened to the delegation to pose questions they had about Islam and Muslims.


The meeting paved the way for a more formal meeting with the Minister and a wider representation of the local Muslim community.

Mr Mohammed Yusuf, ICQ president, chairs the meeting

Mrs Farzanah Ally delivers the welcoming address

Imam Akram Buksh of the Kuraby Mosque explains the significance of ablution before prayers while Zain Nathie demonstrates the wudhu.

Mr Mohammed Yusuf presents the Minister with a gift from the Muslim community of Queensland and a copy the book, A 100 Year History of the Holland Park Mosque

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THE former president and assistant treasurer of the nation's peak Muslim body have been stood down by their board amid an audit into alleged financial irregularities at the Australian Federation of Islamic Councils.

Ikebal Patel (pictured left), the former president and current vice-president of AFIC and the assistant treasurer Ashraf Ali were suspended after an executive committee meeting on December 9, and an external auditor brought in to examine the use of hundreds of thousands of dollars of the organisation's funds.

Mr Patel was also suspended from the boards of all AFIC schools pending an investigation into millions of dollars in funds being charged by AFIC to Muslim schools of which he was also a board member.

Mr Patel has denied any wrongdoing.

President of the organisation Hafez Kassem (pictured right), who took over from Mr Patel earlier this year, wrote to state council members last month warning of "irregularities" with AFIC accounts after an internal audit.


Mr Kassem said AFIC - also known as Muslims Australia - now had an auditor working on the books.

"We are waiting for auditors before we can know the outcome of the investigation."

Mr Patel said the meeting had not followed the constitution of the organisation.

"I do not believe there was a vote. The meeting did not follow the constitution of AFIC."

"I have a copy of all claims. I have been asking them to show me any claims that they feel is unaccounted for . . . but I do not have anything yet."

Mr Ali could not be contacted for comment.

The investigation will also look into payments from Muslim schools to AFIC.

The Australian revealed AFIC had been wrongly charging Australia's largest Muslim school, Malek Fahd in Sydney's southwest, millions in "management fees" and backdated rent.

Mr Patel was the chairman of the board of directors of Malek Fahd and president of AFIC at the time the payments were made.

Malek Fahd received just under $20 million, or 80 per cent of its funding, from the commonwealth and state governments, including $5.1m from the Gillard government's Building the Education Revolution funding for the construction of a school hall.

NSW Education Minister Adrian Piccoli eventually froze the school's funding and forced it to repay $9m in state government funds given to the school.

Probes by the Australian Securities & Investments Commission and NSW Police have also been launched into the school's finances.

The Canberra Islamic School also became the target of a commonwealth investigation after revelations Mr Patel's son-in-law had received a contract worth almost $300,000 to build a security fence at the school under the federal government's Safer Schools program.

Source: The Australian

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South-East Queensland has a newly opened restaurant and takeaway at its doorstep in 2796 Logan Road, Underwood called Límon which caters for Turkish and Mediterranean cuisine


At its opening night during the week, invited guests were treated to a seemingly never-ending smorgasbord of dishes that included pasta, steak, fish and traditional Turkish foods, beautifully presented and served.


Owner, Duzaun Ozturn, told CCN that Límon will be very much a family restaurant that focuses on providing authentic and exquisitely prepared dishes at very affordable prices. "We also pride ourselves on offering our customers service that is prompt, friendly and attentive," he added.


Give the place a try, and let us know what you think - the proof of the baklava, after all, is in the eating!

 Enjoying the spread of Turkish delights

Just some of the delicious array of dishes available

(from left to right) Yunus Solwa, Farouk Adam, Cem Ozturk, Hassan Quorane, Niyazi Ozturk, Duzaun Ozturk, Mustafa Ally, Osman Rane and Shummis Rane

The Limon Team


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Controversial broadcaster Alan Jones has apologised on air over comments he made in April 2005 describing Lebanese Muslims as "vermin" and "mongrels".

The Administrative Decisions Tribunal (ADT) had ordered Jones to apologise on his 2GB radio show between 8am and 8.30am (AEDT) any day this week.

On Wednesday just after 8am he did so, saying his comments were in breach of the Anti-Discrimination Act.

"I apologise for making those comments and I recognise they were unlawful and I also apologise on behalf of Radio 2GB."

The apology comes two months after Jones lost a lengthy legal bid to overturn the 2009 decision, which found he "incited hatred, serious contempt and severe ridicule of Lebanese Muslims".

The case was taken against him by Sydney-based Lebanese-born Muslim leader, Keysar Trad.

The complaint related to comments Jones made on April 28 about a Nine Network current affairs story reportedly showing young men of Lebanese origin taunting police.

"If ever there was a clear example that Lebanese males in their vast numbers not only hate our country and our heritage, this was it," Jones said.

Referring to the men as "vermin" and "mongrels", he added: "They simply rape, pillage and plunder a nation that's taken them in."


Source: Sydney Morning Herald


Keysar Trad responds to Jones' apology.

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The Imam and members of the Islamic Society of the Eight Mile Plains Mosque met with the preferred Civil Construction company this week to finalize pricing that will see the long-standing Mosque completed.

The cost is estimated to be between $450 000 and $550 000 exclusive of GST. The final price will be known by the 15 January.

Work is planned to commence in early February for completion in April if the full funds become available.

Funds collected so far total $410 000.

Someone has already volunteered to cover the GST component which will be refunded to him.

There is a shortfall of only $50 000.


If you would like to donate to this project call 0404 807 861.

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The Indonesian Islamic Society of Brisbane (IISB) held its AGM last week and elected Mr Febi Dwirahmadi as its president.

IISB has 5 principles: Religious, social, educational, recreational, and not for profit organisation.


  •  Religious organisation 
    • Biweekly Quranic study group 
    • Monthly Islamic Public Seminar 
    • Islamic camping once a year 
  •  Social organisation 
    • Organize charity and donation for those who need 
  •  Educational organisation 
    • Quran Learning for kids and youths every sunday
    • Tahsin / Quran reading training for parents every sunday 
    • Arabic language
  •  Recreational organisation 
    • Picnic and family gathering


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As part of the fund raising initiative, the Islamic Society of Holland Park has planned a Fundraising Dinner at the Islamic College of Brisbane, 45 Acacia Road, KARAWATHA at 7 pm on 19th January, 2013.

There will be a presentation relating to the purchase of the Salvation Army property, and an auction of various items as well as a lucky door prize.

Islamic Society of Holland Park hopes that there will be great support for this initiative.

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I am looking for a weekly madrasah or Islamic play group in Brisbane for my 4 year old daughter to learn basic about Islam, Qur'an and Muslims way of life

Would you please kindly share information if any weekly madrasah or pre-school or play group for Muslim children in south Brisbane

Thank you



[Editor] If any CCN reader has some recommendations please email ccn@crescentsofbrisbane.org and we will pass on the information.

Dear CCN Readers


   Mens size Small and Medium only. Used or New.
   Men's size 7, 8, 9
   Rice 2kg bag
   Rice 5kg bag
   Cooking Oil 2L
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Please drop items at the 70 Gomana St Slacks Creek off Reserve Road.

Please leave at the front door. Please do not ring the door bell.


Naseema Mustapha
Refugee & Asylum Settlement Support


Muslim student's letter to Santa goes viral on internet

US: A Muslim student facing a uniquely challenging classroom assignment surely received an A for penning what’s become a welcome distraction in light of the recent school shooting in Connecticut.

The unidentified Grade 4 student’s teacher asked the class to write letters to Santa Claus.

That presented a problem for the student, who doesn’t celebrate Christmas.

Rather than dwell on the injustice of the homework, the student penned a heartfelt letter that started burning up social media sites like Gawker.

It has more than 1 million views on Reddit since being posted a few days ago.

The assignment raised some questions about asking non-Christian students to participate in the assignment.

But the woman who posted the letter to Reddit – the teacher’s daughter – said the student accepted the task and declined any alternatives.

“To my mother’s defence I don’t think the assignment was meant to be a religious one, and the student was given other options. However, she chose to write a letter to Santa and did so adorably, so I wanted to share it with you guys,” the woman posted on Reddit.

Here is the letter in


Source: MuslimVillage

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CCN Readers' Book Club: You are what you read!

This week a CCN reader recommends


How God changes your brain

Breakthrough Findings from a Leading Neuroscientist



Mark Robert Waldman and Andrew B. Newberg, M.D.



God is great–for your mental, physical, and spiritual health.


That’s the finding of this startling, authoritative, and controversial book by the bestselling authors of Born to Believe.


Based on new evidence culled from their brain-scan studies on memory patients and meditators, their Web-based survey of people’s religious and spiritual experiences, and their analyses of adult drawings of God, neuroscientist Andrew Newberg, therapist Mark Robert Waldman, and their research team have concluded that active and positive spiritual belief changes the human brain for the better.


What’s more, actual faith isn’t always necessary: atheists who meditate on positive imagery can obtain similar neurological benefits.


Written in an accessible style–with illustrations highlighting how spiritual experiences affect the mind– How God Changes


Your Brain offers the following breakthrough discoveries:


• Not only do prayer and spiritual practice reduce stress and anxiety, but just twelve minutes of meditation per day may slow down the aging process.

• Contemplating a loving God rather than a punitive God reduces anxiety, depression, and stress and increases feelings of security, compassion, and love.

• Fundamentalism, in and of itself, is benign and can be personally beneficial, but the anger and prejudice generated by extreme beliefs can permanently damage your brain.

• Intense prayer and meditation permanently change numerous structures and functions in the brain–altering your values and the way you perceive reality.


How God Changes Your Brain is both a revelatory work of modern science and a practical guide for readers to enhance their physical and emotional health and to avoid mental decline.


Source of synopsis: Shelfari


The more that you read,

The more things you will know.

The more that you learn,

The more places you will go.


                                                         Dr Seuss


Would you like to see the cover of your favourite book on our book shelves below?

Then simply email the title and author to thebookclub@crescentsofbrisbane.org

Double click a book cover to find out what others think of the book

CCN has set up an online Book Club at Shelfari to connect with CCN book readers at:


Using the book club you can see what books fellow CCN readers have on their shelves, what they are reading and even what they, and others, think of them.

The CCN Readers' Book Club


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KB says: Ideal for a picnic basket for the lazy days ahead. You can also turn it into a pattie for a burger as well.

Baked Crumbed Chicken



500g chicken fillet, flatten each breast with a mallet and cut into 4 or cut into strips.
1 tsp. ginger garlic
1 tsp. garlic paste
2 tsp. green chillies
1 tsp. crushed cumin
1 tsp. lemon pepper
1 tsp. salt
3 Tbsp. lemon juice
1/4 cup flour
2 Tbsp. gram flour
2 Large eggs
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. dried parsley
Bread crumbs
Olive oil

Cucumber salad
1 English cucumber
1/4 cup olive oil
3 Tbsp. lemon juice
1 fresh red chilli
Salt & freshly ground pepper to taste
5-6 sprigs of mint


1. Cut chicken fillet into long thick strips.

2. Marinate with spices and leave overnight.

3. Preheat oven to 180 degrees.

4. Combine flour, gram flour, baking powder and add to the chicken.

5. Add eggs to chicken and mix well.

6. Coat each piece of chicken with bread crumbs.

7. Leave in fridge for 30 min.

8. Drizzle olive oil over chicken strips.

9. Bake uncovered for 20 - 30 minutes until tender

For salad
1. Cut cucumber with the peel into ribbons with a potato peeler.


2. Combine all the ingredients together except for mint.


3. Place cucumber ribbons on a platter and garnish with sprigs of mint.


Do you have a recipe to share with CCN readers?

Send in your favourite recipe to me at kbcooks@crescentsofbrisbane.org and be my "guest chef" for the week.


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Q: Dear Kareema, I seem to be stuck in a rut. I’ve been working hard but just can’t seem to smooth my legs and arms. Please help.

A: Sounds like you’ve hit a plateau.


It can happen to anyone no matter how great your training program is.


The body is very good at adapting the stress you put it under, so you need to make frequent changes.

Try something totally different that still achieves the same goals.


For example if you’ve been doing squats and lunges for the legs, mix it up with jumping squats and reverse lunges, or a completely different exercise like step-ups or deadlifts.

For your arms, try boxing or weights if you haven’t already. Your body will be forced to work harder at a move it hasn’t been doing much of before.

There’s an endless variety of exercises, so you’ll never need to wait at the fitness red light again!

Be creative and enjoy your workouts with constant changes.







My Health and Fitness

Tel: 0404 844 786


Need an answer to a fitness related matter?

Send your question to Kareema at  fitness@crescentsofbrisbane.org.

All questions sent in are published here anonymously and without any references to the author of the question.


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Jallaluddin was having great difficulty getting along with his wife,


They argued and quarrelled incessantly.


So Jallaluddin decided to consult his Imam.


After they had talked for a while, the Imam said, “I suggest that you run five kilometers each day for a week. Then please call me back.”

A week later the Imam received a call from the husband.


“Well,” asked the Imam, “how are things going with you and your wife?

“How should I know?” said Jallaluddin. “I’m thirty-five kms away.”


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Say: "Call upon Allah, or call upon Rahman: by whatever name you call upon Him, (it is well): for to Him belong the Most Beautiful Names. Neither speak your Prayer aloud, nor speak it in a low tone, but seek a middle course between."

Surah Al-Israa 17:110


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 An ant can be the king of the hill but still remains an ant.



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Events and Functions

AMYN Summer Camp 3-7 January Desert Rose Dinner Night 12 January HP Fund Raising Dinner 19 January 2013 Celebration of Faiths 26 January 2013 Services EXpo ICQ 2 February Sheikh Musa Cerantonio Brisbane Tour
8-9 February


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Islamic Programmes, Education & Services

School Hoilday Tajweed Programme AMYN
19 December 2012 to 23 January 2013 As-Salaam Institute Holiday Program Holiday Quran Classes Kuraby Mosque Learning to read the Quran AMYN Learn Arabic AMYN Witness onto Mankind 2nd & 3rd March 2013 Muslim Aid Australia GAZA APPEAL MCF GAZA APPEALl Al-Imdaad Foundation GAZA APPEAL Holland Park Mosque Property Purchase Appeal Holland Park Mosque Property Purchase Appeal AIIC Buranda Re-Opening AIIC 2013 Open Enrolment Day AlMustapha degree Radio Quran Kareem Marhaba Playgroup Muslim Aid Australia Al-Imdaad Foundation Australia AMYN 40 Gems Brisbane Muslim Burial Society (BMBS) Fathima Adat Tutoring Fiqh and Tafseer Classes Hall Hire Islamic College of Brisbane Kuraby Mosque Quran & Islamic Classes Table & Chair Hire Kuraby Mosque Maths Tutoring Service Qari Hufaaz Classes Sisters' House Accommodation Registration SMS Alert Services
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3-7 January

Thurs to  Mon

Summer Camp


Apex Camp, Mudjimba, Sunshine Coast

0423 641 431

All day

12 January


Desert Rose Dinner Night


Islamic College of Brisbane, Karawatha

0420 771 569


19 January


Fund Raising Dinner

Islamic Society of Holland Park

Islamic College of Brisbane, Karawatha

0418 781 165


2 February


Services Expo 2013

Islamic Council of Queensland

Islamic College of Brisbane, Karawatha

0412 010 030

10am to 1pm

8 & 9 February

Fri & Sat

Sheikh Musa Cerantonio Brisbane Tour


See schedule

0425 811 150

See schedule

5 May 2013


International Food Festival 2013

Islamic Society of Gold Coast

Gold Coast Mosque

0412 601 152

All day

6 June 2013



Lailatul Mehraj

9 June 2013


Islamic College of Brisbane (ICB) Annual Fete


Islamic College of Brisbane (ICB)

0402 794 253

All day

24 June 2013



Lailatul Bhahraat

11 July 2013


Start of Ramadhan

5 August 2013



Lailatul Qadr

8 August 2013



End of Ramadhan

9 August 2013




17 August 2013


Eidfest 2013

Mt Gravatt Showgrounds

0418 722 353

All day

1 Sept 2013


CresWalk 2013


Orleigh Park, West End

0402 026 786


16 October 2013




 TBA 2013


Aashooraa Day


NB: The Islamic date changes to the next day starting in the evenings after maghrib.

Therefore, except for lailatul mehraj, lailatul baraat and lailatul qadr – these dates

refer to the commencement of the event starting in the evening of the corresponding day.


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 As-Salaam Institute of Islamic Studies

Free Monthly Tafseer Class

Telecast Live from Sydney

The Immense Ocean by Imam Ahmed Ibn Ajiba al Hasani

Date: Every second Saturday of each month
Time: 3pm - 4:30pm
Venue: IWAQ Office, 11 Watland St, Springwood
Light refreshments provided.

For more information about the course can be found here


Kuraby Mosque Tafseer & Taalim


Tuesday tafseer and taleem classes at Kuraby Mosque every Tuesday 11am - 12.30pm


Bald Hills Mosque Weekly Tafseer


The weekly program schedule is as follows:
Mondays: Tafseer
Wednesdays: Tafseer

The above lessons will start at 7:30 pm and will go for approximately 1/2 an hour each day.

All brothers and sisters are welcome.


Queensland Police Service/Muslim Community Consultative Group


VENUE: Metropolitan South Regional Office, 1993 Logan Road, Upper Mt Gravatt

Wednesday 27 February
Wednesday 31 July
Wednesday 20 November

Commencing at 5.00pm (Times may change throughout the year pending salat)



For more information and RSVP:

Sergeant Jim Bellos at Bellos.Dimitrios@police.qld.gov.au



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Sunnah Inspirations

Providing information about Islam - its beliefs, culture, practices, dispelling misconceptions

Kuraby Mosque

Holland Park Mosque


Provide young Muslim women in Queensland with support and opportunities to express themselves

MUSLIMS AUSTRALIA / Australian Federation of Islamic Councils (AFIC) Islamic Schools, Halal Services and a whole lot more...

AFIC Schools

      www.mfis.com.au (Malek Fahd Islamic School, Sydney, NSW)
      www.icb.qld.edu.au (Islamic College of Brisbane, QLD)
      www.icosa.sa.edu.au (Islamic College of South Australia, SA)
      www.afic-lic.com.au (Langford Islamic College, Perth, WA)
      www.islamicschoolofcanberra.act.edu.au (Islamic College of Canberra, ACT)

Karratha Muslims (Muslims in Western Australia)

Islam TV

Recording of lectures and events in and around Queensland

Muslim Directory Australia

Carers Queensland

Free service for multicultural clients who are carers, elderly and people with disabilities

Brisbane Muslim Burial Society (BMBS)

Muslim Charitable Foundation (MCF)

Coordinated collection & distribution of: Zakaah, Lillah, Sadaqah, Fitrana, Unwanted interest

Islamic Medical Association of Queensland (IMAQ)

Network of Muslim healthcare professionals

Al-Imdaad Foundation (Australia)

Australian Muslim Youth Network (AMYN)
Find out about the latest events, outings, fun-days, soccer tournaments, BBQs organised by AMYN. Network with other young Muslims on the AMYN Forum

Islamic Council of Queensland (ICQ)  

Umbrella body representing various Mosques and Societies in Queensland

Current list of businesses certified halal by ICQ  7 August 2011

Islamic Friendship Association of Australia

Blog of the Association's activities

United Muslims of Brisbane

Crescents of Brisbane's CRESCAFE (Facebook)

Muslim Women's eNewsletter

Sultana’s Dream is a not-for-profit e-magazine that aims to provide a forum for the opinions of Australian Muslim women

Islamic Solutions

Articles and Audio recordings

IQRA Academy Institute of Islamic Studies

Online streaming of Islamic lectures

Gold Coast Mosque

 Incorporating Islamic Society of Gold Coast Inc.

South African National Halaal Authority (SANHA)

Muslim Womens' Convert Support Group (MWCSG)

Network of Muslim women converts from the Brisbane and Gold Coast areas of Queensland.

Australian International Islamic College (Durack)

Kotku Mosque - Dubbo NSW

Islamic Society of Algester

Jamiatul Ulama Western Australia

Body of Muslim Theologians (Ulama, Religious Scholars)

Islamic Women's Association of Queensland (IWAQ)

Community based, not-for-profit organisation providing Settlement, Aged Care, disability, social activities and employment opportunities.

Federation of Australian Muslim Students & Youth (FAMSY)

Queensland Intercultural Society (QIS)

GIRU – Griffith Islamic Research Unit

          Qld Stories link or YouTube link

Gold Coast Halal Certification Services (GCHCS)

Muslim Aid Australia

Serving Humanity

Human Appeal International Australia  Always with you on the road to goodness

Al-Mustapha Institute of Brisbane  

Preserving the Past, Educating the Present to Create the Future

Islamic Society of Darra

Qld Muslims Volunteers

Islamic Shia Council of Queensland

Muslim Reverts Network

Supporting new Muslims

Muslim Funeral Services (MFS)

 Funeral Directors & Funeral Fund Managers for the Brisbane and Gold Coast communities

Islamic Society of Bald Hills (ISBH)

Tafseers and Jumma Khubahs uploaded every week.

Muslim Community & Qld floods

How the community helped out during the 2010 QLD floods

The CCN Young Muslim Writers Award (Facebook)

The Queensland Muslim Historical Society  (Facebook)

Muslim Women's National Network of Australia, Inc (MWNNA)

Peak body representing a network of Muslim women's organisations and individuals throughout Australia

Sultana's Dream

Online magazine subscribe@sultanasdream.com.au

If you would like a link to your website email ccn@crescentsofbrisbane.org.


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